Asian Lettuce Wrap Appetizer

Asian Lettuce Wrap Appetizer

  • Prep: 40 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total: 50 min
  • Serving: 24 appetizers

A tasty appetizer to add to your Asian-inspired dinner party menu, these lettuce wraps are filled with a mix of vegetables.


  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup chopped red and/or green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic
  • 1 (8-ounce) can bamboo shoots, chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, chopped
  • 1 (3.5-ounce) package shiitake mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 cup coleslaw mix
  • 24 Bibb lettuce leaves (2 heads)


  1. For the sauce, place the water, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, cornstarch and sesame oil in a medium saucepan, and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a medium sauté pan, melt the butter over medium heat, and then add the red pepper, onion and garlic. Cook the mixture for 3 minutes, and then add the bamboo shoots, water chestnuts and mushrooms. Cook for an additional 3 minutes and then add the coleslaw mix and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Place about 2 teaspoons of the sauce onto a lettuce leaf, and then top with 2 tablespoons of the vegetable filling. Fold in the sides and roll up each leaf. Continue with remaining ingredients.


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